This topic has been brought up every time a kid who happens to own a copy of the latest GTA or Manhunt goes on a killing rampage. I thought it would be interesting to hear a squaddie's perspective, especially those on here who occasionally face life and death situations themselves. Graphics are so realistic nowadays that an on-screen killing looks like a snuff movie. However, I've been playing videogames for nearly 30 years so far, and have so far not felt the need to kill anyone (and I've played some pretty violent games). Am I alone? It could be argued that the increased exposure to violent scenes could de-sensitise an individual to real life crimes of a similar nature. Couldn't it also be argued, however, that violent videogames are a way of venting one's built-up aggression in a controlled manner?